The Dracula Dossier

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Presenting an epic improvised campaign for the Night’s Black Agents Roleplaying Game. Do your Agents have what it takes to face the Lord of the Undead himself?


The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the demon shall cry to his fellow; Lilith also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. — Isaiah 34:14, a prophecy concerning Edom.

In 1893, a visionary spymaster in the British Naval Intelligence Department launched a plan to recruit the perfect asset: a vampire.

Operation Edom began promisingly. The NID made contact with Count Dracula, deep in Transylvania. A meet was set and made. A safe house and a headquarters in England were prepared.Then it all went wrong.

Dracula betrayed his minder and double-crossed NID. Outsiders – possibly with their own ties to foreign espionage — became involved. British intelligence ordered a sanction: They barred Dracula from England, and hunted him down on his home earth, where – during the great eruption and earthquake of 31 August 1894 – they terminated him, with extreme prejudice and two knives.

Or so they thought.


Dracula lives. Now it’s up to you to finish the job.


Dracula is not a novel. It’s the censored version of Bram Stoker’s after-action report of the failed British Intelligence attempt to recruit a vampire in 1894. Kenneth Hite and Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan have restored the deleted sections, inserting annotations and clues left by three generations of MI6 analysts. This is Dracula Unredacted.

Follow those clues to the Director’s Handbook, containing hundreds of encounters: shady NPCs, dangerous locations, conspiratorial nodes, and mysterious objects. Together they comprise The Dracula Dossier — an epic improvised, collaborative campaign for Night’s Black Agents, our award-winning vampire spy thriller RPG.


The mission: Hunt and kill Dracula now, once and for all, before Britain falls to him forever.


The Dracula Dossier follows in the fully improvisational path of the award-winning Armitage Files campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our Kickstarter backers, the full Dracula Dossier comprises the following books:

Director's Handbook_front_cover_150The Director’s Handbook

A 368-page, full colour hardback book, packed with everything you need to run an improvisational Dracula Dossier campaign, including conspiracy nodes, fully mapped and floorplanned locations, and vampiric beasts; more than 60 supporting characters in vampiric, heroic, or in-between versions; and different versions of the real Mina Harker, Abraham van Helsing, and the other stars of Stoker’s novel.


Dracula UnredactedDracula_Unredacted_front_cover_150

This new edition of Dracula adds new letters and recordings, diary entries long thought lost, and documents suppressed by Her Majesty’s Government … until now. From the first tentative contact between British intelligence and the un-dead, to the werewolf of Walpurgisnacht, to the cataclysmic disappearance of Dracula in volcanic fire, read the story you’ve known for years … for the first time.


Hawkins_Papers_Final_cover_150The Hawkins Papers PDF

The original 1894 Operation Edom brief, key memos, secret military maps of Transylvania, précis of reports from Balkan battlefronts and German academies alike,  and plans for the next century’s battle for control of the Un-Dead — this is the Hawkins Papers PDF.


Coming soon for the Dracula Dossier:

Free downloads for, and articles about, the Dracula Dossier are on the Dracula Dossier Resources page.

Our sister company, ProFantasy Software, has published the Dracula Dossier floorplan style for Campaign Cartographer.


Order the Dracula Dossier bundle in PDF or print now


39 Responses to “The Dracula Dossier”

  1. This sounds very interesting. If it’s anywhere near the quality of the Armitage Files (and I’m sure it will be) it is another must buy. Damn you Pelgrane.

    • Gary Moore says:

      I agree with Andrew. Damn you Pelgrane indeed. Hurry up and finish development so I can buy it. An annoted copy of Dracula? Sounds like the ultimate in game artifact if its anything like the book of the smoke for bookhounds.

      • Mayank says:

        Merci Shabnam! Sans oublier l’excellente anaslye de la page 3: “Le de9veloppement des ve9hicules propres permettra d’acce9le9rer la croissance verte dont les fondements ont e9te9 pose9s par le Grenelle de l’environnement”.A suivre….CM

  2. Nathaniel says:

    Is there a general or specific launch date?

  3. Michael says:

    Any more news on when this may be released, put up for pre-order, or kickstarter, what have you? Regardless, looking forward to it! Thanks!

  4. François says:

    Very interesting, the book will contain connections with the Zalozhniy Quartet to play both campaigns back to back ?

    • Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan says:

      It wouldn’t so much be ‘back to back’ as ‘smashed together’, but yeah, there’ll be a few references and pointers to ZQ. You don’t need to have or be familiar with Zalozhniy Quartet to play the Dracula Dossier, but there are ways to link the two together.

  5. Martin Costello says:

    We’ve gone past the October 17th date listed for the Dracula Dossier crowdfunding campaign, any idea what the new date will be?

    • Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan says:

      We’re scrambling to get everything ready, but it’s a complex project and we want to show off as much as possible. Definitely before the end of the month. With luck, next week.

  6. Olivier R says:

    I am (not so) patiently waiting to put my hands on this…

  7. Scott says:

    Hopefully this Friday?

  8. Michael P says:

    I hope this friday too! Had a funny feeling the kickstarter might start on Oct 31! :) Can’t wait!

  9. Kenneth Hite says:

    The phone and Internet went out at Pelgrane HQ on Thursday, thus ruining Scott and Michael’s otherwise brilliant deduction and further delaying the DRACULA DOSSIER Kickstarter. I begin to suspect some shadowy, vampiric foe has set his child-brain against us. BUT WHO?

  10. PM says:

    Same here. Difficult to wait when teased with such a project :-)

  11. newbie says:

    Hi this game looks intereting but im kinda new to this kind of games. How’s the play style like and do i have to know the other games lore to enjoy this?

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  13. Chris says:

    Unfortunately, I was unable to jump in on the kickstarter campaign. Will you be doing a pre-order at some point?

    • Cat Tobin says:

      We’ll be making this available as a pre-order after the Kickstarter backers have received theirs in August.

  14. Gary Moore says:

    Just had a chance to review my backer PDFs.
    Amazed and totally blown away. I thought you wouldn’t be able to top Eternal Lies but I am happily surprised/gobsmacked.

    Cant decide if KH and GH are geniuses or glorious madmen.

    If you didn’t get to jump in on the Kickstarter then I recommend you pony up for the pre order.

    One question, I had the retailer level pledge, is that applied against the pre order?

    In any case, well played Pelgrane, well played

  15. Sam Bennett says:

    Checking back everyday and money burning a hole in my pocket for this.

  16. […] off and a big box of more than 100 black and red ARU sits ready. Pelgrane will deliver them and the Dracula Dossier books quite soon to backer post […]

  17. […] Unredacted does for the Dracula Dossier what Henry Armitage’s letters did for Armitage Files or The Book of the Smoke for Bookhounds […]

  18. […] Unredacted does for the Dracula Dossier what Henry Armitage’s letters did for Armitage Files or The Book of the Smoke for Bookhounds […]

  19. Anton Ivanov says:

    All this sounds so interesting but there seems to be so many books – which ones would people recommend having if I want to run a campaign?

    • Simon Rogers says:

      You need Night’s Black Agents, and the Director’s Handbook for sure. Dracula Unredacted is optional – you can just use a copy of Dracula, but it works better with the Unredacted version and its margin clues.

  20. […] campaign, the Dracula Dossier, and it is just really, really cool idea. You should check it out (here). Furthermore, it looks like the system handles investigation much better than the old basic […]

  21. […] NPCs, dangerous locations, conspiratorial nodes, and mysterious objects. Together they comprise The Dracula Dossier — an epic improvised, collaborative campaign for Night’s Black Agents, our award-winning […]

  22. Sam Bennett says:

    Received my copies of Directors handbook and unredacted this week. Only criticism I have is many of the margin clues are hard to read, admittedly I haven’t had time to fully look through yet but is there a full list of them somewhere?

  23. Mark Richman says:

    For those of us that missed the kickstarter, but pre-ordered here, when should we expect to received our books?

    I’ve got the PDF’s but I’m dying to have the hard copies in hand!


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